COMMUNITY PROTECTION APPROACH SPECIALIST

  • Data:31 Agosto 2020
  • Sede di lavoro: Palestina

VACANCY: COMMUNITY PROTECTION APPROACH SPECIALIST

Location: oPt, Ramallah with frequent movement to other offices

Type of contract12 months (including 3 months as probation period)

Expected Starting date: ASAP

Monthly gross salary range: To be defined according to the candidate's profile

Application deadline:  07/09/2020

Application procedure: Send your CV and Cover Letter applying below with reference P5. Only preselected candidates will be contacted; the applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position may be awarded before the deadline.


WeWorld-GVC, recently constituted from the merger of two NGOs, is an Italian secular and independent organization working since 1971 in international cooperation and humanitarian aid. Present in 29 countries with 128 projects, WeWorld-GVC operates in the following areas of assistance: human rights (gender equality, prevention and combating violence against children and women, migration), humanitarian aid (prevention, emergency relief and rehabilitation), food security, access to water, health and hygiene, education, global citizenship education, quality teaching and international volunteering. WeWorld-GVC works mostly with girls, boys, women and youth, actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world. Supports people overcoming emergencies and guarantees a life with dignity, opportunities and a better future through human and economic development programs, in the framework of the 2030 Agenda. Joining the WeWorld-GVC team means being part of the development of a dynamic organisation where the contribution of each staff member is promoted and valued, working together towards the collective achievement of shared goals and vision. At present, the main donors are Italy (AICS), the EU (DG ECHO), UNICEF, OCHA, and Belgium (DGD).

Working context

The consolidation of the PA institutional infrastructure opens to foster democratic participation of civil society, through the improvement of representative processes and the implementation of specific effective tools to promote dialogue. These criteria, together with the empowerment of vulnerable communities and people, should lead any kind of intervention, preparing both decentralized institution and civil society to better advocate for a final recognition of Palestinian statehood.

We World GVC focuses strategically on these main sectors:

  • Local Development and Governance
  • Integrate Water Resource Management 
  • LRRD: Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development
  • Integrated Protection

Gender mainstream, special attention to vulnerable categories, community-based approach and good governance are cross-cutting issues included in all We World GVC interventions.

 

Job description

WeWorld-GVC is recruiting a Community Protection Approach Specialist who will work in coordination with the Head of Operations, Program Unit, Country Representative, Area Managers, Projects Managers. He/She will reports to Head of Program and will be Accountable to Head of Program – technical accountability under CPA Programme Coordinator. The CPA is a community engagement and empowerment instrument to design and monitor Integrated Protection Programs and Provide operational tools to facilitate coherence, collaboration and complementarity between different foreign and national aid instruments in order to find sustainable solutions to a given population’s needs and problems.

Main tasks and responsibilities

He/She will be responsible for: 

  • Compliance of CPA implementation in oPt with We World GVC CPA standard principles and procedures
  • Coordinate the involvement of We World GVC International Advocacy and Innovation Area and WW-GVC staff in-country, including field teams
  • Supervision, implementation and quality control of Community Protection Approach
  • Mentoring and technical supervision of field staff on the CPA implementation
  • Propose, develop and support the ongoing CPA strategy including community empowerment strategy, in the country and advice technically the Country Director, Head of Operations, Head of Programmes and related Project Managers
  • Writing, updating, and adapting CPA related SOPs and documentation in compliance with CPA standards and upon validation of the CPA Programme Coordinator

He/She will have these main tasks:

Technical monitoring and supervision of We World GVC Community Protection Approach

  • Ensure the most appropriate CPA implementation methodology in each context and project, including proper collection of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Ensure all materials related to CPA activities are properly stored and recorded in compliance with data protection and internal procedure in mission
  • Supervise and study community participation, representation and empowerment in the communities targeted with CPA and ensure the achievement of CPA standards
  • Supervise and contribute to the use of CPA implementation and results to design humanitarian and development actions within the Country
  • Conduct regular field visits to ensure the appropriate implementation of the CPA
  • Ensure the application of the We World GVC quality control and feedback mechanisms in the Country, under the supervision of the CPA Global Coordinator
  • Maintain regular and proactive coordination with country director, sector coordinators, project managers and other related managing staff to ensure alignment of implementation and results including area Managers
  • Supervise the implementation of CPA in all projects and geographic areas within the Country

Research, development and adaptation of CPA in the Country

  • Design a capacity building and mentoring plan for the mission and ensure up-to-date engagement and coordination of the CPA Programme Coordinator to trigger external resources and capacities
  • Provide trainings and support to Protection and Social Workers in defining and managing the CPA process, ensuring compliance with CPA global standards
  • Establish a system to document lessons learned in the country to provide regular updates to the CPA Programme Coordinator(IAIA) and Head of Programmes according to We World GVC Standard Procedures.
  • Contextualize and adapt CPA documentation, standards and SOPs, to the Country, in line with CPA standards and upon validation of the CPA Global Coordinator
  • Contribute to the global CPA research and development and knowledge sharing
  • Working closely with the Research and Data Analyst to ensure quality in implementation of the CPA Process and carry out analysis relevant to the CPA Programme in country

Reporting and representation

  • Ensure the appropriate consultation of Project Manager and Program Coordinators in all planning, and provide proactive feedback on progresses
  • Provide regular planning and reporting to the IAIA including regular feedback to CPA Programme Coordinator (IAIA) and Head of Programmes regarding lessons learned
  • Act as WW-GVC focal point for the West Bank Protection Consortium for every technical aspect related to the CPA
  • Whenever required, attend external meetings and/or field visits (donors/journalists/consortium members, etc.) if the purpose of the meeting/visit focuses on the CPA methodology and application, for technical inputs
  • Ensure CPA outreach, presentations and representation in working groups or to any other external actors
  • Ensure to the mission the timely delivery and use of CPA documentation, for external outreach and presentations
  • Provide strategic reflection to Country Director and Head of Programmes to develop documents, technical and strategic papers based on CPA data analysis (IPSI, NCP and IPA), and ensure the quality, abiding by standards and criteria defined by the Humanitarian and Protection Policy Expert
  • Coordinate for CPA outputs such as protection analysis, other reporting needs including advocacy tools involving relevant staff members from the mission

Other

  • Perform any other duty required by the Line Manager or the Country Representative

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Master Degree in social science, sociology, anthropology or similar subject
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of the Palestinian context
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Valid and clean driving license

Professional Experience

  • At least 3 years of previous experience in the humanitarian sector within community mobilization

Skills and Abilities

  • Good communication skills (with local authorities and communities)
  • Being flexible and with the ability to adjust to changes and new requirements
  • Willingness to learn and to travel
  • Understanding of and commitment to humanitarian principles and values
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize and cover urgent requirements
  • Passionate in the job flexibility and commitment to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in team with respect
  • Strong commitment to the Mission of We World GVC, genuine interest for international cooperation development topics
  • Demonstrates integrity with regards to NGO values and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism

DESIDERABLE REQUIREMENTS

  • Previous experience in the Country will be strongly preferred
  • Previous work experience with international NGOs will be an asset
  • Knowledge of Italian would be considered an asset

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